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Mar 3, 2012 6:00pm EST
tuesday is just a few days away. >> republican candidates seem to be focusing on ohio. romney, santorum and gingrich all made appearances there today. >> thank you. thank you so much. >> washington state's caucus is tonight, but republican contenders romney, santorum and gingrich all in ohio on the hunt for super tuesday votes. >> i don't know that there are must-win state. is. at this stage, we want to get the other 1,100 delegates that makes us the nominee. >> ohio alone has 66 delegates. the latest polls give santorum a slight lead over romney in ohio, 35-41%. so the gloves have come off. >> and i won't embarrass you in the white house. >> while santorum continues to say romney inspired president obama's healthcare bill. >> he recommended and made suggestions to president obama, including the individual mandate and taxing people who don't buy insurance. >> romney is attacking the white house. >> i love the fact that we can pursue opportunity as we choose and pursue happiness as we dream, rather than as president obama or his friends would tell us. >> newt gingrich, pushing for georgi
ABC
Mar 10, 2012 6:00pm EST
30 points separating himself from mitt romney, but this victory is not a huge surprise since romney chose not to campaign in this state. david reports from the campaign trail. >> thank you. >> rick santorum was campaigning in missouri today, but his eyes were on kansas. republicans voted in state caucuses with 40 delegates at stake. santorum took the lion's share. >> we've had a very good day in our neighboring state of kansas. we are going to win kansas and the advanced majority of delegates from kansas! >> mitt romney took a breather from the campaign trail saturday after picking up 18 delegates overnight in guam, adding to his wide lead. romney, not expected to do well in the south, has been encouraged by the latest polling in alabama and mississippi, which hold important primaries tuesday. >> morning, y'all, i got started right this morning with a biscuit and cheesy grits, i will tell you, delicious. >> if rom can win a southern state from his more conservative rivals, that would burnish electability factors. for newt gingrich who says the native south is his path to victory, a
ABC
Mar 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
spoon fed by the romney camp. it's a long campaign. doingnow, both sides damage control. rick santorum insisted he, not romney, could repeal of -- obamacare. >> quit distorting my words. if i see it, it's [bleep]. >> today i asked him about the exchange. >> i do not regret it at all. he is the worst candidate to go in the mostck obama issue of the day. >> your profanity. do you regret that? >> it was in new york times was out of line. uri conservative than you are not worth your salt. >> there is no doubt that the the campaign can take made,ll and mistakes are like overnight when president a spoke to the russian leader about a missile defense shield. >> this is my last election. have more flexibility. and his opponents seized on that moment. he could be more flexible after the election? that is an alarming and troubling development. our is no time for to be pulling punches with the american people. >> the republican national capitalizing quickly web ad on the new president's perceived a mishap. lightlycriticism saying, "governor romney is once again undermining his credibility
ABC
Mar 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
primaries. mitt romney and rick santorum are fighting for every single one of them. earlier this week, rick santorum stepped into hot water when he said if puerto rico once to gain statehood it needs to make english its primary language. he has not back down yesterday he tried to explain the position. >> that is something i think -- >> the race heads to illinois on tuesday. mitt romney started the day there at the pancake house outside of chicago. >> we will win on tuesday. >> sister date newt gingrich was realistic about his chances. -- yesterday new gingrich was realistic about his chances. a new poll found republican voters to support newt gingrich are just as likely to support mitt romney as their second choice as they are to support rick santorum. president obama stumped for campaign cash in chicago. he had a special welcome to the republican contenders. >> maybe some lincoln will rub off on them while they are here. >> they are outspending him by a margin of seven-one. a clear sign of how high they consider the state is heading into the primaries. >> the new ipad arrives. we wil
ABC
Mar 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
three campaigns. mitt romney, rick santorum, and newt gingrich are hoping for victories in alabama and mississippi. all three candidates took potshots at each other and that the president. >> birds, elect a conservative. that is the one that will be the most electable. >> i am like one of my competitors, i have had bricksgrits before. >> mitt romney hold a sizable lead in the race for delegates. turn to our sister station for coverage beginning at 6 blog 30 -- at 6 got 30, right after this broadcast. -- at 6:30. >> big news about the big bang. tonight the results of a new stress test. >> x breaking news about the help of the u.s. banking system. several banks have failed the fed's stress test. that means they don't have enough capital for survive another serious downturn. >> 7 is on your side with new signs that the u.s. airways may be able -- either to take over airlines. u.s. airways is considering a bid for the bankrupt american airlines. >> as the new 11th street bridge opens officials are trying to figure out what to do with the old span. the plan is to demolish the upstream b
ABC
Mar 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
mitt romney picked up another key endorsement. paul ryan of wisconsin backed him days before the wisconsin primary. paul ryan is the latest high- profile republican to call on the party to rally around the front runner. >> the chairman of a d.c. taxicab commission is putting out a warning to female passengers. he is telling them to be careful after a story of a tax. -- after a spree of attacks. >> when you jump into a cab, you do not expect to get punched in the face and dragged out by your ankles but that is what we are told is happening. >> over the past few weeks seven passengers have been physically attacked. their alleged attackers -- their taxi drivers. >> i have never heard that before. >> it is on clear why the altercations were started. six of the seven victims have been women. >> we are seeing an increase of drivers physically manhandling the their passengers. striking them, pulling them physically out of the cabs. one woman was pulled out by her ankles. that driver is under a rest. >> he is waiting for the courts to sort it out. in the meantime he is warning drivers th
ABC
Mar 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
romney in the state he was once governor, massachusetts. rick santorum is an ohio considered the biggest prize of all. >> the top two candidates both know they need big wins on super tuesday. mitt romney and rick santorum are urging voters to take nothing for granted. it is a tight race in the state that is being closely watched. >> with ohio polls showing a dead heat between mitt romney and rick santorum, the buckeye state is considered the biggest prize. >> we are going to win this thing. >> it is gut check time. who wants it the most. >> at stake, 10 states with more than 400 delegates. voters lined up early in a state also being closely watched -- tennessee. mitt romney wins a big win in the deep south. exit polls show this tight race could tip santorum. georgia has the most delegates up for grabs. it is newt gingrich's home turf. the main issue is how much can he win. he told voters he is still the best bet in november. >> i do think in terms of the republican nomination, i am the one person who could debate barack obama this fall. >> there is little debate that mitt romney is expec
ABC
Mar 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
republican hits for president are back on the beat with mitt romney looking for more wins in the midwest. he lost to rick santorum yesterday, but he won in hawaii and american samoa. rebecca cooper is live with more from the day after the southern primaries. >> today mitt romney said he is not worried about his double the feet in the south last night. he is still winning the delegate count and has a 1 million vote lead overall. instead of campaigning, today he is in new york city to raise more money. his coffers need replenishment after millions spent trying to clear the republican field. >> all of the money spent in the south did not pay off. a majority of voters deemed him not conservative enough. and now the winner says time is up on mitt romney's sense of inevitability. >> for somebody who thinks this race is inevitable he spent a whole lot of money against me for being inevitable. >> many voters remain convinced he will be the nominee. >> i think he has it in the back. only time will tell. >> these voters disagree with those who say the competition makes him stronger. >> i think it
ABC
Mar 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
speech that listened over loudspeakers. that is the kind of debate that it was for mitt romney. you get a rousing introduction from inside. a lot of people say perhaps that would last nine in illinois has really finally pushed him in the direction he for so long wanted to be. >> few things and the trend signify you are on a roll more than days like these where you have to make a speech just for the overflow crowd. for the first time in the race there seems to be an overwhelming consensus among many that their nominee is standing before them. >> newt gingrich and rick santorum need to move out of the way. >> will take something big to happen for somebody to come from behind. >> i am not in this race as the next couple of my political career. i want to get america right again. >> is one have earned him another big boost, the endorsement of jeb bush. he said -- rick santorum today agreed in his own way. clark's do you think it is time for the republican party to come together? >> i agree. they should all start supporting me because i and the strong conservative candidate. >> after his one
ABC
Mar 7, 2012 6:00pm EST
planned. >> the numbers clearly favor mitt romney, his opponents call some of his victories week saying many states are the ones he should win. >> everybody has had their home state. mitt romney has had for five home states. >> obama says mitt romney is limping across the finish line. meanwhile, he spent the day it the battleground state of north carolina. >> i love this state. everybody here is so nice and so welcoming. even the people who do not vote for me. they're nice to me. they usually waive five fingers. >> speaking of numbers new fund-raising numbers are in. mitt romney collected $11.5 million last month. on his heels and more ways than one, rick santorum pulled in more than $9 million. that money will go quickly. kansas votes on saturday, then why a, mississippi, and alabama. -- then hawaii mississippi, and alabama. >> thank you so much. scott will keep us up to date with this column "thuman's capital thoughts" on wjla.com. >> a breaking news from aspen hill. the search is on for a man on superior street. he is still on the loose. >> this the investigation is still ongoing. th
ABC
Mar 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the white house. mitt romney received a key political endorsement today. >> you will do well here. i am convinced of that. >> george h. w. bush endorsed mitt romney during a visit to houston this afternoon. the stamp of approval is no surprise. barbara bush made robocalls before super tuesday. jeb bush endorsed mitt romney last week. >> a new medical marijuana superstore is to open on friday. our news partners snapped a picture of the store going up. it will not sell marijuana, only supplies to grow marijuana. it comes the same day the sea lawmakers will announce who will get medical marijuana permits. the district joins 16 states by legalizing use in 2010. but we have breaking news out of the tech world. research in motion says it is putting most of its consumer market and will focus on business customers instead. they have been struggling and growing competition from apple and android. quarterly results are also down on wall street. >> the largest electronics chain is facing tough times. we will see why best buy will shut down dozens of stores. >> you can find deals on its web site
ABC
Mar 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
race. for mitt romney, it could mean a wider lead. scott is live with more. >> high-stakes. this is why. we're talking of a large number of delegates. more than some states that we focus on. while this may be obama territory in november, for now it will play a real role in possibly picking the gop nominee. under a statue of ronald reagan rick santorum gives illinois voters his own speech. >> we need someone who can talk and strike blows for big things like reagan did for freedom and america. >> he ratcheted up the rhetoric against the man leading the polls, mitt romney. >> he simply abandoned freedom when he was governor of massachusetts. he abandoned it when he promoted obamacare in 2009. >> santorum faces another uphill battle due to poor organization. his team failed to line up delegates in the district. in another someone threw the petitions we by accident. that means he is unable to win 10 of the 54 delegates. that is bad news when you consider the puerto rico sweep over the weekend for mitt romney. >> these pancakes are as large as my win last night in puerto rico. >> italian
ABC
Mar 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
-- bigger than the buckeye state. romney and santorum spent the day and about tri-state touting their blue-collar and business credentials. >> i walked away from the jobs and we were living down to saving -- living down to our savings. >> of the people i've debated the economy or talked about in subcommittee meetings i've been in it. >> romney is enjoying a late boost the endorsements. there are even rowboat calls on -- from former first lady barbara bush. but he has hit another snag for an out that he wrote of how the president should follow some of his lead. >> i need an emphatic yes from you that you will repeal obamacare. >> why would i not? >> but santorum has his own issues. in virginia, he's not on the ballot and missed part of the deadline in tennessee. don't forget newt gingrich and ron paul. >> i've than 15 interviews around the country today. >> and you will need a calculator tomorrow to figure it all out. very few of the states are winner-take-all. in a lot of cases, the delegates are handed out by who wins which district and sometimes the state awards more delegates if yo
ABC
Mar 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. tomorrow, puerto rico will hold its primary. prize comes tuesday. new polls indicate mitt romney a slight lead over rick santorum. than 35 has served more in the house of representatives. she is 75 years old. alexandria's redevelopment plan will go forward. e have been opponents tried it, requiring a thermajority to approve waterfront plan. ruled you cannot order retroactively except a petition. come, more on the alleged meltdown of the kony filmmaker. >> a convicted not see -- nazi or criminal has died. was accused of being a nazi in poland.worker he lived for decades in the states and was stripped citizenship and deported to germany. the man who produced the video the you done grill leader is undergoing a psychiatric investigation. in a san diego aroundr in the running naked and banking his fist on the pavement. his behavior was bizarre, but believe it was a criminal matter. >> there are no criminal charges pending. thinking it is a medical matter that needs to be taking taken care of. >> his wife says he was from extreme exhaustion and dehydration. this video brought worldwide a
ABC
Mar 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> i also asked about his peers saying it is time to quit. >> i do not know if mitt romney wants to be considered the fat lady. >> he admitted that times are tough. money is running out. reporters pay $50 a photoperiod reporters are bailing. >> to you care that some of the reporters are said to be leaving the campaign does that matter to you? >> not much. everywhere we go we get a lot of coverage. >> he is right. he was swarmed today. >> time to get out of the race. >> others caution against the judgement. >> nobody knows what will happen tomorrow. everybody has been done before and came back around again. >> for now that seems to be enough to keep newt gingrich dreaming of an open convention. >> clearly we are half to -- we are going to have to go on a tight budget. i think we can do it. >> newt gingrich was clear that if he is mathematically eliminated, he will support whichever candidate runs against barack obama. >> we will see what happens. if he changes for the upcoming hurricane season. -- a few changes for the upcoming hurricane season. >> a mild forecast after the break. [
ABC
Mar 2, 2012 6:00pm EST
. there s -- they are heavily on ohio. washington caucus that is taking tomorrow, mitt romney is favored to win. >> thank you very much. come, the battle over warming takes a new turn. >> virginia lost to florida have been the worst thing to happen. see one of your airline at the airport, not necessarily fewer aircraft. final continental flights took off to that. the last continental flight is just before depart midnight. switch overy will reservation system. as united. show up >> tensions are rising over global warming and virginia. whether aestigating virginiaiversity of researcher defrauded tax payers. the court ruled he did not have subpoena --y to subpoena those records. part of a new plan to improve the look of the national mall. they are considering a proposal widen existing gravel walkways along the mall. tightly compacted soil on the difficult to grow grass. >> it is pretty much right now. >> the rain is coming to an end. we will get some more overnight. if you are late sleeper tomorrow, it will all be gone then as well. you can see the back edge of the rain. tracking it
ABC
Mar 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
grabs. this is the scene as a two man battle between rick santorum and mitt romney. scott thuman kicks off coverage. >> illinois is getting a lot of attention for good reason. is the last big trophy that is up for grabs for a while. this could be a nail biter it or it could be a blowout. it will have a significant impact in two hours. >> know, they are certainly not the only ones on the ballot, but when voters make their powerful mark tonight, expect these two at the top. rick santorum says an upset is always possible. >> that will fundamentally change the election like no other contest to date. >> he hopes an average joe persona will pay off with voters who do not relate to mitt romney. >> when you go out there and do not talk to a teleprompter, occasionally you say things you wish you had a do over. it is important you get a sense of how real the candidate is. >> when it comes to resources mitt romney is still on top. they are outspending rick santorum by seven-one. in chicago, an eye-popping 21-1. >> if you want a conservative as the nominee of this party, you must vote for mitt rom
ABC
Mar 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
, ken mitton romney silence -- tan mitt of hissilence some critics? it must have been a moment mitt romney only wishes he could duplicate. >> look at that. to stomp thems out quickly. a campaign that look like it cost 50 million may now be like 75. mitt romney is asking lawmakers to chip in. supporters admit enthusiasm does easily. >> he may not be mr. personality. dominating in the count, santorum and poised fore possible wynns in kansas, alabama, and mississippi. >> mitt romney is doing his best adapt, adding some southern flair. >> the governor said i had to say it's right. >> mounting most of his attacks on president obama. calling it a documentary. i do not think so. >> even the director admitted negatives in the fell. >> the negative for me was there are too many accomplishments. at the numbers show is burning through twice as fast as he brings its end. other candidates are targeting each other. gingrich just released a three- of senator and's perceived missteps. -- rick santorum's perceived missteps. >> at america's largest bank is out homeowners. >> we have that a chilly sta
ABC
Mar 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> met romney has been talking about how he loves grits and has been trying to protect his southern -- perfect his southern twang. ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ >> he made several stops amid these to rent to downpour's hoping a victory here will rain on his opponents parade. he campaigned today with self- proclaimed redneck comedian jeff foxworthy. >> i know he is smarter than a fifth grader. >> outside of florida, the front runner has yet do when a southern state. analysts say one or two victories here tomorrow could solidify his nomination. >> he could credibly argue that the party has signaled who it wants to be their nominee. >> polls indicate romney, santorum, and gingrich are in a statistical dead heat. santorum spent the day making appearances in alabama. >> people in mississippi and alabama want a conservative. >> gingrich is hoping to carry a sweet tomorrow and has a bank his campaign on being a strong southern candidate. if the loses tomorrow in his own turf many will be asking for him the pullout, though doubtful he actually will. >> if new wins either, he will keep going
ABC
Mar 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
campaign trail. leading candid its say they will take out his signature lot. mitt romney's appearance today was even labeled the repeal and replace the event. >> the overburdening laws like obamacare, precious grades and precious dreamers' -- we have to stop it. >> the current administration is putting up a defense. >> mitt romney, santorum, and newt gingrich, if any one of them get their hands on the keys to the white house he was the medicare and it as you know it. -- you will see medicare and did as you know it. >> louisiana holds its primary tomorrow. only 20 of its delegates are up for grabs right now. polling shows rick santorum with a lead. what's up next, a new study about losing your cellphone. >> you may need to play beat the clock to see terry blossoms. >> the capitals are clinging on to ho, points, and a win against the jets. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments and help ensure access t
ABC
Mar 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the boy, showering naked with the boy. rick santorum is hoping to bounce back after mitt romney beat him in illinois this week, and newt gingrich is hoping for a comeback. that he has pinned his hopes on winning in the south. polls in louisiana close at 9:00 tonight. still ahead, visitors at the washington national cathedral given rare access today. >> hundreds gathered on capitol hill to rally against the health care overhaul. the supreme court will hear arguments on monday about constitute a nationality -- about the constitutionality of the law. the maryland house of delegates is holding a rare saturday session, catching up on work after budget debates. one of the bills is whether to restructure maryland's current public/private partnership. the bill under consideration would allow them to use better public/private partnership on projects. the washington national cathedral has allowed visitors to take the torah for the first time since the earthquake caused extensive damage. visitors climbed at 333 steps from the ground floor to the top of the tower, where the bells are rung. >> it
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